MyFILE - Take Charge. Be Prepared. Develop Independence.
Keeping records is an essential part of life. Keeping organized records will help youth become more independent. The MyFILE system was developed through a collaborative effort to help young adults maintain and organize information. The MyFILE is a compact, portable storage system for keeping important records.
About the MyFile
MyFile Folders Contents
MyFILE Parent Tip Sheet
MyFILE Provider Tip Sheet
MyFILE Educator Tip Sheet
This recordkeeping system helps sort and retrieve information related to these topics:
High School Medical Post-Secondary Education and/or Training
Housing Therapies Transportation
Employment Support Providers Current Bills
Financial Emergency Preparedness Personal
Community Social Security Family Services
Medication Pets Tax Returns/Legal Papers
Each folder contains a business card holder to note and keep track of individuals who have been helpful. Often times, it is more comfortable to deal with the same professional in repeated interactions to establish a relationship. Three blank folders are for topics important to youth.
An important note about confidential information: Protecting confidential information and records is a very important skill for young adults to develop. Parents and professionals are understandably concerned about a young person disclosing or losing confidential records. Use of the MyFILE provides ongoing opportunities for youth to have discussions regarding confidentiality issues, practice maintaining safety and privacy of documents, and rehearse responsible and appropriate disclosure of confidential information -- all with coaching and support from the adults in their life.
The contents of this website were developed under grants from the U.S. Department of Education Project Grant H328M140021; Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Grant H84MC07994, Family to Family Health Information Center, $90,030 and approximately 5% financed with non-governmental resources. The contents should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by US Department of Education, HRSA, HHS or the Federal Government.